The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Millard West High School
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Annabelle Harshbarger | May 24, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 19, 2021.

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Jenna Reynolds | May 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 18, 2021.

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America hates the elderly
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Morgan Weir | May 13, 2021

America is obsessed with youth. We fund billion-dollar industries that help people cling to their younger days through Botox, cosmetic surgery, hair dye and retinol. In 2019, we spent almost 17 billion…

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Shooting for the stars
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Edison Geiler | May 12, 2021

Senior Thomas Bigler relaxed his joints as he entered the upstairs shower, exhausted from a lacrosse battle in Kansas City. He fixed his focus on the relieving streams of water trickling down from the…

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | May 11, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 10, 2021.

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Unity, inclusion and “SpongeBob”
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Annabelle Harshbarger | May 10, 2021

Millard West alumni Joey Drwal and Sophie Hill, who graduated in 2021, were given a unique opportunity to spread awareness on a topic they are both passionate about. The alumni are U.S. Youth Ambassadors…

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Showing style at school
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Morgan Weir | May 7, 2021

As an underclassman, junior Connor Thelen dressed like most other high school boys; every week, he cycled through T-shirts and khakis. When students returned from online school last fall, Thelen took the…

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Madelyn Christiansen | May 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 4, 2021.

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A striking young athlete
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Emma Baker | April 29, 2021

For years, the Dickmeyer family of seven spent their summers at bowling alleys, participating in the national Kids Bowl Free program. During the summer before her freshman year, the game got just a little…

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Annabelle Harshbarger | April 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 28, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | April 27, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 23, 2021.

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Cinema’s systemic ableism
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Emma Baker | April 22, 2021

I remember watching “Forrest Gump” in a doctor’s office waiting room when I was around 10. I was excited; I had heard about this movie — how it was a great American classic — and so, of course,…

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“Nomadland” soars to beautiful heights
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Edison Geiler | April 21, 2021

As the 2021 Oscars season heats up, one film stands alone as the frontrunner for taking home Best Picture: “Nomadland.”

Fern (Frances McDormand) lives her life traveling in a trailer, making money…

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Madelyn Christiansen | April 13, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 31, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | April 12, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 31, 2021.

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Anna Blumenthal | April 6, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 1, 2021.

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Evan Vaslow | April 2, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 2, 2021.

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Jenna Reynolds | March 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 25, 2021.

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Edison Geiler | March 26, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 25, 2021.

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Kaden Roth | March 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 18, 2021.

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Growing up gifted
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Morgan Weir | March 17, 2021

When I was entering fourth grade, there were two classes students could be placed in: gifted and non-gifted. The teachers and administrators never made the distinction out loud, but the students knew there…

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | March 12, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 11, 2021.

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Jenna Reynolds | March 11, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 10, 2021.

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Madelyn Christiansen | March 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 4, 2021.

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Jordan Bakar | March 3, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 1, 2021.

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America’s government is aging
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Morgan Weir | March 2, 2021

There are 535 members of Congress. Of those 535, only 39 were born in the 80s, and just one was born in the 90s. The average age of members of the current Congress is 59 years old, a full 23 years older…

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Madelyn Christiansen | March 2, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 1, 2021.

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Kaden Roth | February 26, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 25, 2021.

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America faced a racial reckoning last summer, Students are still calling for change
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Edison Geiler | February 19, 2021

More than 2,000 cities. All 50 states. As much as 26 million people marching in the street and protesting racial injustice. After George Floyd died in a police arrest on May 26 last year, America saw its…

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Musical marvel
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Jenna Reynolds | February 11, 2021

Music acts as a popular extracurricular for students. While many join the band, choir or orchestra to pursue their high school hobby, senior Dominic Zohlen seeks music away from the school environment.

Dominic’s…

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Edison Geiler | February 8, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 4, 2021.

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Anna Blumenthal | February 8, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2021.

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Edison Geiler | February 4, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 3, 2021.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | February 2, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 2, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | January 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2021.

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Emma Baker | January 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2021.

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Jordan Bakar | January 14, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 13, 2021.

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Annabelle Harshbarger | December 10, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 9, 2020.

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Horrible Harry wreaking havoc in the NFL
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Jonathan Willis | December 9, 2020

It’s been almost three years since Buffalo Bills defensive tackle and former Millard West football player Harrison Phillips heard his name called in the NFL draft. The Wildcat alum remembers his time…

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Madison Brandis | December 1, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 20, 2020.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | November 30, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 20, 2020.

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Turkey War
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Jenna Reynolds | November 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 19, 2020.

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Jonathan Willis | November 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 18, 2020.

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Shelby OMara | November 18, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 17, 2020.

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Kaden Roth | November 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 12, 2020.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | November 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 12, 2020.

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Madelyn Christiansen | November 6, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 5, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | November 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 30, 2020.

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Voting is a right, not a privilege
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Morgan Weir | October 30, 2020

After the passage of the 15th Amendment, which prohibits states from disenfranchising people based on race, voter suppression tactics became commonplace in the US. Poll taxes, grandfather clauses and literacy…

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Tenley Wright | October 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 14, 2020.

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